Overdue

Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy children’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.


All Episodes

Ep 626 – The House at Pooh Corner, by A.A. Milne

Happy 2024, and happy Public Domain day! Time finally caught up to US copyright law a few years ago, and the result has been a steady trickle of new...

Ep 625 – Her Night With Santa, by Adriana Herrera

You can’t spell Horny without Ho(-Ho-Ho)! In this year’s Happy Hornydays celebration, one of the people finding love during the holiday season is Santa herself. That’s right, this is...

Ep 624 – Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

This generation-spanning epic explores the experience of a Korean family living in Japan throughout (most of) the 20th century. We talk about Lee’s use of time, her penchant for...

Ep 623 – Titus Groan, by Mervyn Peake

Despite being fairly well-versed in 20th-century fantasy, Mervyn Peake and his Gormenghast series has flown completely under our radar until now. It’s a strange, florid, disjointed book with some...

Sand by Me: Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman – Books 9 & 10

Our previous show-within-a-show concludes! In this longread project, we worked our way through Neil Gaiman’s signature graphic novel series THE SANDMAN. Some Patreon supporters got these episodes monthly, but...

Ep 622 – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

In this episode, two gamers sit down to talk about one of the buzziest books of 2022. Zevin’s blockbuster novel spans 30 years of advancement in technology and in...

Ep 621 – All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries #1), by Martha Wells

When you make an AI too smart, you also give it anxiety and depression and an appetite for serialized television. These are the things that motivate Murderbot, the protagonist...

Ep 620 – The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2), by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and his pals are back in another mythology-packed middle-grade adventure story, this time (mostly) patterned after the voyages of our old pal Odysseus. Our theme music was...

Ep 619 – The Stranger, by Albert Camus

Mssr. Merseault only likes a few things, unfortunately he must live his life doing plenty of other things for people he doesn’t particularly care about. Such is the story...

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